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traction bar help

Ok i am getting ready to fab up traction bars and i was wonder how long to make them or is it just a preference on how long they need to be.
my design is going to be simple i just need to get the truck to stop wheel hopping.

So any help on this would be welcome.

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I'm going to be doing this, too - I don't have any advice, but thanks for starting the topic - I'll be watching it.

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There are alot of way's to determine the length. it all depend's on what you want the bar's to do. If all you are looking for is to stop the spring wrap, wheel hop, the length is not that important. For the rear, mount under the axle, if you are using a single bar. Picking a good spot on the frame for the front mount is going to depend on your style of application. (Weld, Not good. IMO) or u-bolt's.

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i want to stop wheel hop and a little axle rap i plan on pulling and drag racing so i dont know if i should go heavy or light. i will probably build heavy but thats were i work i can get the steel for a good cost
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I built my own and they helped alot, I wrote an article with pics , check it out and see if that helps ya

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i want to stop wheel hop and a little axle rap i plan on pulling and drag racing so i dont know if i should go heavy or light. i will probably build heavy but thats were i work i can get the steel for a good cost
Heavy.:thumbsup

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I think for strictly racing, shorter is probably better. The shorter they are, the less flex the bar will have, making your launches more solid. The shorter they are, the beefier the bars need to be as well as you will have less area to flex and absorb the shock when you launch. Mine are 55" from Annin Engineering. Have you checked out Jeff K's ladder bar install write-up? Here: http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/at...dure_rev1a.pdf

If your gonna be wheel'n/off-roading and you need lots of suspension flex still, then I hear it is best to mount the bar at the center of your wheelbase like they do on the dedicated wheel'n buggy's.

Have you looked at Glacier Diesel's bars? It will be hard to make a set that looks that sharp. :thumbsup

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NO i havent looked at any of those sites yet i am in the process of checking them out. i was going to go heavy thanks for the info. i am sure i will be asking more questions so if i dont get back to i will be busy fabing up new track bars

once again thank you for all your help and this is a GREAT site keep up the good work
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traction bar pic idea

well i drew pic up but i dont know how to upload it to the computer
any help on how to
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